Wil Myers CF/RF SD 6 days ago

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers will be evaluated in five or six days after being shut down Sunday while recovering from a wrist injury, according to MLB.com. Myers was thought to be progressing after having surgery to remove a bone spur in June, as he had begun to swing a bat, but he felt renewed discomfort in the wrist, which led to an additional examination. “We’re going to be cautious with this and see what the discomfort is all about,” assistant general manager Fred Uhlman Jr. told the San Diego Union Tribune. “He felt fine swinging and then afterwards it was a little bit sore moving around. Rather than continue with his hitting program we've shut him down for 24 to 48 hours.” There is no word on when Myers will resume swinging, as he will receive physical therapy until his evaluation.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 1 week ago

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers will have his surgically-repaired left wrist examined in Arizona on Monday, according to the team's official website. Myers recently resumed swinging a bat lightly after taking a month off to rest and recover, but the increased activity level led to renewed soreness. He underwent surgery in mid-June to remove a bone spur from his left wrist, originally hoping to return in four-to-six weeks. Myers' absence will now stretch to at least eight weeks, and he may require a lengthy rehab assignment. He has played just three games since May 10, putting his status in question for the rest of the season. His absence has allowed outfielders Melvin Upton Jr. and Wil Venable to get most of the playing time in center field, but both players have struggled in July, posting batting averages below .200 and on-base percentages below .300.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 weeks ago

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers will begin swinging a bat next week while recovering from surgery on his left wrist, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Myers will continue with strengthening exercises for the immediate future with an eye on a return in mid-August. He has been sidelined since June 13, and was hitting .277 with five home runs and 19 RBI before going down with the injury. Myers had a bone spur removed from his wrist and may be looking at a new position upon his return. He played 29 games in center field and five games at first base prior to surgery. The Padres are actively trying to trade current left fielder Justin Upton, who is in the final year of his contract, and Myers could slide over in the event of a deal. "He can probably go anywhere he wants if he puts his mind to it, " Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said. "It’s not out of the question that he can play anywhere in the outfield, first, third. Those are the favorites. But all of them he needs work at, because he’s a young player that needs to learn how to become a great defender."

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 1 month ago

Myers (wrist) hopes to return in four to six weeks, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Myers had surgery on June 18 with the initial timetable of six to eight weeks. It looks like he will be right in the middle of that schedule or earlier. Melvin Upton figures to continue seeing the field, while Myers should return to his starting role upon full recovery.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 months ago

Myers (wrist) underwent successful surgery Thursday to remove a bone spur in his left wrist.

Myers has been ruled out for approximately eight weeks because of the wrist issue. As a result, Will Venable will continue to receive everyday starts in center field, with Melvin Upton likely figuring into the mix on occasion as well. However, Myers should retake his role when he rejoins the club.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 months ago

Myers (wrist) will undergo surgery on Thursday to remove a bone spur in his left wrist. The Padres announced that Myers is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks.

This news comes as a major blow to Myers and the Padres as the centerpiece of December's blockbuster trade is expected to be out until at least early-to-mid August. Myers had worked his way back from a month long DL only to be placed back on it just days later. The Padres will likely continue to use Will Venable as their regular center fielder, but new manager Pat Murphy could use some other options besides the veteran Venable.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 months ago

Myers was placed on the disabled list Monday with left wrist tendinitis.

After missing over a month of action due to his ailing wrist, Myers returned last week from the injury, but lasted only three games before enduring another setback. The Padres are hoping that shutting him down a second time will resolve the issue, but things seem to be trending toward a second consecutive lost season for the 24-year-old. It's unclear how long he'll be out this time around, and even once he's cleared to return, it's questionable how quickly his power will come back. While Myers is out, Will Venable will enjoy regular duties in center field, while Yonder Alonso takes over as an everyday player at first base.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 months ago

Myers is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Myers has started each of the Padres' three games since his activation Thursday, but will get a regular maintenance day for the Sunday afternoon contest. Yonder Alonso will take over at first base, while Will Venable bats atop the order. The 24-year-old Myers has been a bit rusty since his return, going 2-for-14 at the dish with five strikeouts.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 months ago

Myers (wrist) has been activated from the 15-day DL and will bat leadoff Thursday against the Braves.

Myers hasn't seen the field for the Padres since May 7, but will jump right back in to his old role, manning center field and hitting atop the order. Prior to suffering the wrist ailment, the 24-year-old Myers had been off to a strong start, posting a .340 OBP with five long balls and three stolen bases. The outfielder collected five base hits in just three rehab games, so the Padres wanted to get him back in their lineup while he was in a groove.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 months ago

Myers has a "high probability" of being activated prior to Thursday's game against Atlanta, according to manager Bud Black, Jordan Carruth of ESPN 1700 reports.

Myers went 2-for-5 in his first rehab appearance Sunday as he continues to work his way back from a wrist injury. He was slated to head to San Diego for re-evaluation Wednesday and manager Bud Black believes Myers is very close to a return.